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shaneno 11-10-2012 09:14 PM

Nike Air Courtballistec 4.3 Question?
 
A Long time user of the Nike Zoom Vapor Tours but i want a 6 month shoe in nike and the only one is Nike Air Courtballistec 4.3. People say it super narrow and it tight. i'm a size 11 in nike so should i order this shoe in a 12? so it be wide enough? some one help me :(

Bergboy123 11-10-2012 10:06 PM

Hey man. I wanted CB 4.3's as well, but 3.3's had been horrible for me. I got one pair of 4.3's in my normal size 9, they were ok but still hurt. Just got another pair, got em in size 10 and they feel great. Go for it, totally solved the problem for me

cluckcluck 11-10-2012 10:40 PM

The 4.3's gave me gnarly shin splints. They are really tight in the box and they don't break in very well at all. I wore them for two weeks and now they sit in my closet never to be used again.

Andyroo10567 11-11-2012 12:01 AM

If your size 11, try size 11.5. Ordering 1 size bigger than normal could cause many problems. If width is such a problem, don't look toward Nike for 6 month durability and great fits. If your looking for the $130 voucher from Nike, you gotta just deal with it and break in. :(

GS 11-11-2012 05:22 AM

If anyone has a pair of used Courtballistec 4.3s in a mens size 10.5 (USA) that they don't want, I'll buy em from you.
gesimon1@yahoo.com

shaneno 11-11-2012 06:07 AM

Wow you guys hate it O.o. i think i stick to my Nike Zoom Vapor Tours.



Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7007092)
If your size 11, try size 11.5. Ordering 1 size bigger than normal could cause many problems. If width is such a problem, don't look toward Nike for 6 month durability and great fits. If your looking for the $130 voucher from Nike, you gotta just deal with it and break in. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by GS (Post 7007265)
If anyone has a pair of used Courtballistec 4.3s in a mens size 10.5 (USA) that they don't want, I'll buy em from you.
gesimon1@yahoo.com

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7007062)
The 4.3's gave me gnarly shin splints. They are really tight in the box and they don't break in very well at all. I wore them for two weeks and now they sit in my closet never to be used again.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bergboy123 (Post 7007037)
Hey man. I wanted CB 4.3's as well, but 3.3's had been horrible for me. I got one pair of 4.3's in my normal size 9, they were ok but still hurt. Just got another pair, got em in size 10 and they feel great. Go for it, totally solved the problem for me


shaneno 11-11-2012 06:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Andyroo10567 (Post 7007092)
If your size 11, try size 11.5. Ordering 1 size bigger than normal could cause many problems. If width is such a problem, don't look toward Nike for 6 month durability and great fits. If your looking for the $130 voucher from Nike, you gotta just deal with it and break in. :(

but i have wide feet. that what i'm worried about.

cluckcluck 11-11-2012 07:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GS (Post 7007265)
If anyone has a pair of used Courtballistec 4.3s in a mens size 10.5 (USA) that they don't want, I'll buy em from you.
gesimon1@yahoo.com

Email sent...check your spam folders if you don't see it in your inbox.

GS 11-11-2012 07:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cluckcluck (Post 7007437)
Email sent...check your spam folders if you don't see it in your inbox.

Got it.
I've love a pair in white/silver. Anybody?

DeFrank 11-11-2012 07:29 AM

I tried em after Vapors for the durability, but hated them. Tongue was way too small and felt like it was digging into the front of my heel (if that makes sense). Also, I tried to tighten up the laces (because everything but the heel was too loose, and the eyelet ripped out. So I turned em in, and used my rebate to get a new pair of Vapors.

NJ1 11-11-2012 08:40 AM

I find the 4.3 a very comfy shoes, and they are certainly not narrow like the 3.3.

Andyroo10567 11-11-2012 09:52 AM

The 4.3's aren't AS narrow as the 3.3. Try going to a local shop or someplace to just sort of check the out the fit of the shoe and walk around in them for a bit. That's my best advice for now. You will never know until you try.

kimguroo 11-11-2012 10:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NJ1 (Post 7007698)
I find the 4.3 a very comfy shoes, and they are certainly not narrow like the 3.3.

I agree.
Shoes size recommendation is very hard because everyone has different shape of foot so someone might need to go up half size or someone might not need to go up. Fortunately, I don't need any special requirement for my foot so I don't need to go up for 4.3.
I usually wear 7.5 size. Courtballistec 1.3 for 7, 2.3, 3.3 and 4.3 for 7.5.
Vapor 6 for 7.5, vapor 7 and 8 for size 7 and vapor 9 for 7.5 size.

syc23 11-11-2012 10:30 AM

I have a pair of 4.3 and 2 pairs of Vapor 9s. Vapors for me give my the perfect blend of support and traction on both clay and HC. The lightness with the Vapors feels great and there's enough traction for HC but enough give to allow me to slide on HC.

I now seldom use the 4.3, they are comfy and have brilliant grip and stability but I've grown to dislike the short tongue and so much prefer the dynamic lacing and fit on the Vapors.

If you want a shoe with stability and comfort, I would also recommend B7s.

Vertiz 11-11-2012 05:56 PM

I've had no problem with the 4.3 at all. From the first day I put it on it's felt great. Maybe a little soreness/tightness but wasn't all that noticeable. I'm a size 10 in most shoes and 9.5 in some shoes. Got the 4.3s in 10 and they are great. I have never experienced any problems with any shoes I've worn though...vapor 7-9, propulse 3, breathe 2k11-2k12, ballistec 4.3....maybe my feet aren't picky.

rafafan20 11-14-2012 09:37 AM

I love the CB 4.3, my favorite tennis shoes of all time and I've been playing seriously for 15 years

okaythen 12-27-2012 06:30 AM

I am size 10 and I got a 10....played for 3 hours it was really really tight but comfortable....afterwards didn't have blisters or feel very uncomfortable...only a big relieve 5 min after I taking off the shoes....wore it a few times around the house and still felt the sides are too narrow..so went and got a 10.5 size and played 3 hours of tennis....no problems at all!

to prevent the lace thing from breaking apart....just make a knot and slip in and out of the shoes..don't tighten it everytime. coz if you untie adn tie a knot everytime....as you slip your feet in it will stretch the thing everytime you do it. So just slip in and out of the shoe and never untie the knot.

If you break it just drill a hole near the original place....it should still work good!

MattCrosby 12-27-2012 11:16 AM

I have a wide foot, and these shoes fit perfect! just recently bought my 2nd and 3rd pair!

okaythen 12-27-2012 06:47 PM

how long do they last usually? like other than the lace problem and bottom sole?

Rjtennis 12-28-2012 09:30 PM

The eyelets on the 4.3 break very quickly. I had to switch shoes because of the poor design of the cloth eyelets.


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